During an interview with Planet Rock, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson said he’s at peace with Rush being over. He said:
“I realized we’d gone out on a high note.”
Describing the band’s final gig as a “very powerful” experience, the guitarist added:
“I remember looking around the whole arena and trying to take it all in. The lighting. The crowd. The people around me. It was very emotional for us.
“I loved the way we presented those shows, starting with ‘Clockwork Angels’ and then working our way back to the very beginning. But had we done a typical-length tour of about 80 dates, I think we would have been more satisfied with it.”
Asked if he is at peace with the fact that Rush is over, Lifeson replied:
“Yes, I think so. I don’t want to be in a band and tour anymore. I don’t feel the need to carry on with what I did for almost half a century. I’m fine with it now. And I’m as busy as I would ever want to be.”